Keynote Speakers

Dr. George Jacobs

President, Centre for a Responsible Future, Singapore

Dr. George Jacobs is a frequent writer, teacher, speaker, and practitioner on such topics as Cooperative Learning, Student-Centered Learning, Language Education, Ecolinguistics, Environmental Education, and Humane Education. Among his recent publications are Student-centered cooperative learning, Perspectives on a 2019 tiger-human interaction incident in Malaysia, Helping students create their own books the dialogic way, and It’s getting easier to eat a ‘climate cooling’ diet. Many of his publications are available for free download at One of his favorite books was published in Indonesia, with a team of Indonesian university lecturers led by Professor Anita Lie: English via environmental education.

Prof. Peter Charles Taylor

Murdoch University, Western Australia

Peter Charles Taylor (Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc., Dip.Ed.) is Adjunct Professor of Transformative Education at Murdoch University, Australia. His vision for education integrates the Arts and Sciences to develop higher-order abilities such as creativity, critical reflection, ethical astuteness and connectedness, which are essential capabilities for living and working sustainably in the complex, diverse and contested world of the 21st century. He coordinates the International Transformative Educational Research Network (ITERN) for transformative professional development of teachers in universities and schools throughout Asia, Africa, Middle East, Philippines, USA.